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Privacy Specialist

Requisition ID:

21159405

Business Unit:

Hartford HealthCare Corp.

Location:

Hartford, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Monday-Friday

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The story of Hartford HealthCare is the story of transformation – from a handful of disconnected organizations a decade ago to a unified system with a shared, value-based culture of accountability and innovation.  The healthcare landscape has become highly competitive, with new players and disruptive technology and we are working to expand and create our system’s organizational, leadership, cultural, and talent capabilities to ensure Hartford HealthCare will always be the first choice of the people we serve.

The Privacy Specialist conducts and coordinates privacy investigations, analyzes automated system access reports, and reviews and responds to reports and inquiries to Office of Compliance and Integrity (OCI). Responsibilities include but, are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the intake, tracking, investigating, resolving, and documentation of all privacy inquiries, and complaints/investigations. Maintains all investigation notes and files in a contemporaneous, organized manner within the OCI incident reporting database.  Strives to close all investigations and respond to all routine inquiries within OCI department standards and industry benchmarks.  Escalates urgent issues to OCI leadership when necessary. 
  • Responsible for conducting privacy risk assessments, routine privacy monitoring, and privacy compliance reviews.
  • Ensures the consistency and integrity of all risk analyses performed with respect to the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule in determining whether there is greater than a low probability of compromise in the event of an impermissible use of disclosure of protected health information.  Drafts breach notification letters for review by HHC Privacy Officer.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders in the development, drafting, and revision of policies and procedures, issuance of position papers, memos and documentation to disseminate applicable privacy requirements.
  • Develops education and awareness materials and promotes activities that foster privacy awareness within Hartford HealthCare.
  • Identifies root causes of privacy issues, assesses trends, and recommends changes to reduce privacy-related risks.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and other regulations and accreditation standards, and monitor privacy standards and changes in regulations to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.  Participate in outside healthcare compliance and privacy organizations to stay abreast of developments and best practices within the industry. 

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • MBA, MHA, JD with major coursework in business administration, health care administration, or law preferred.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of health care privacy experience, preferably in a large healthcare system setting or in a consulting capacity. 

Licensure, Certification, Registration

  • Privacy or health information certifications (e.g., CIPP, CHPC, RHIA, RHIT) preferred (will be required to obtain a privacy certification within 180 days).

We take great care of careers.


With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

 
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